ASU Offers Freshmen an Opportunity to Participate in Research Study

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Alabama State University is offering freshmen students an opportunity to participate in NRMN-MISSION, an important research study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Manoj Mishra, principal investigator and director of, Freshmen Biology Program at ASU, said the study addresses the low diversity within the STEM career fields.

“Early and effective career intervention and counseling may help to increase graduation rates and job placement for students belonging to historically underrepresented demographics in these careers,” Mishra said. “The study is designed for first-year students with an interest and/or major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (CSTEM) and behavioral sciences (i.e. Psychology) career field(s).”

Participants who take part in this groundbreaking research project will be providing important data and may have the opportunity to receive significant career mentoring experiences, which include some or all of the following benefits: personal quality mentorship by faculty and peers, access to online tools that can enhance one’s job/career marketability, increased professional and peer networking.

First-year students majoring in STEM and behavioral sciences disciplines are encouraged to apply and take advantage of this opportunity. All participants will receive financial compensation ranging from $50 to $175 in exchange for their participation in the study. Interested students can apply by following the link listed below. The deadline to apply for the research study is September 15, 2020.

For more information and to apply for the NRMN-MISSION research project, visit

To download the NRMN Brochure, visit :

For more specific information, please contact Dr. Manoj Mishra, principal Investigator, at 334-0604-8410. or email,; or  Dr. James Stokes III, project manager at  334-604-8135 or email